Post Surgery Day 26

I’ve had another good day. 

The cot seems like it might work. Did a good days work on the computer.

I am not going to continue to update this every day now – it is getting redundant. I will update when something of note happens.  If it wasn’t for the catheter, life would be returning to normal.

Barring any unforeseen happenings, the next event will be the cystogram and followup doctor’s visit to have the catheter removed on May 22.

 I appreciate the concern and all the prayers and thoughts!

Phil 1:3

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Post Surgery Day 25

Good day today.

Got a full days work done on computer.

Decided I couldn’t sleep on couch any more. Back and neck hurt too much. Really can’t try regular bed yet with catheter. Still can’t sleep on side yet. Can’t sleep flat on back with allergies and sinuses.

Trying a cot tonight. I’m hoping this will work out better.

2 Tim 1:7

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Post Surgery Day 24

Had a pretty good day today.

Was able to get a lot of work done on computers, although there were problems with some hosting providers that ate up a lot of time. Not fun when you are not feeling your best.

Still praying the bladder heals.

Hospital called to set up cystogram on May 22. Have follow up doctor’s appointment.

Still trying to get the catheter back to a place where it gets more comfortable.

Still not able to sleep very good with catheter, sinuses and allergies.

Psalm 139:10

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Post Surgery Day 23

Today was an okay day.

Got work done on the computers today.

Just praying that the bladder heals over the next two weeks.

So far no further reaction to yesterday’s iodine. Good.

Trying to get the catheter back to some comfort level, the doctor wanted to have it stretched for a day. Very painful.

Phil 4:7

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Post Surgery Day 22

Today was a big let down.

Had cystogram. Still showed small tear in bladder. Went back to the doctor for followup visit.

He tightened up the catheter (added water to the bulb to seal it tighter in the bladder).

He promised the bladder would heal, he said we just have to have patience, the tear is small. The bad news is that the next cystogram is now two weeks from tomorrow. On top of that he has put some tension on the catheter, I have to keep it “tight” until tomorrow. More painful anytime I move.

Psalm 23

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Post Surgery Day 21

Okay day today.

Showed up for scheduled cystogram. Radiologist would not do it, wanted more pre-medication.

Doctor is calling in prescription for Prednisone.

Rescheduled cystogram and doctor’s appointment for tomorrow.

Romans 8:28

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Post Surgery Day 20

Another good day today.

Sinuses are causing problems, hope coughing isn’t preventing healing. Allergies just won’t quit.

Minor neck ache persisting for third day now.

Hives improving.

Took Benadryl in preparation for cystogram tomorrow.

Praying this catheter comes out tomorrow.

Psalm 100:5

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Post Surgery Day 19

Good day today.

Hives about the same.

Managed to work on the computer for 3/4 of the day today.

Have some interesting new (healing?) pains. Nothing bad.

Praying this catheter can come out Monday! No matter what happens God is in control

Phil 4:13

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Post Surgery Day 18

Pretty good day today

Hives are clearing up.

Called radiologist to let them know I had allergic reaction to cystogram on Monday and was scheduled for another one this Monday. They told me to have my doctor premedicate me.

Called doctor’s office and was told to take Benadryl the day before, the day of, and the day after the procedure on Monday.

Still not sleeping all that well.

Had another minor neck ache again tonight. Not looking good for the blocking shots. Hoping it is just lack of sleep and funny way I’m sleeping on the couch.

God is still in control. Phil 4:13

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Post Surgery Day 17

Okay day today. Didn’t sleep well last night with all the thunderstorms.

Had a bit of a neck ache today. Hope the injection I had in my neck back on April 9 isn’t wearing off already.

Hives/rash are still there, spreading a little, but thinning out as well.

Taking Benadryl again tonight. This is not simple.

Psalm 9:1

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